• "Never let a day's work get in the way of a good day of sport!"


  • "If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt."

    Dean Martin

  • "The big Cuban opened his legs and showed his class."

    David Coleman

  • "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok."

    Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player

  • "Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."

    Alan Minter

  • "Moses Kiptanui - the 19 year old Kenyan, who turned 20 a few weeks ago."

    David Coleman

  • "That's the fastest time ever run - but it's not as fast as the world record."

    David Coleman

  • "This could be a repeat of what will happen in the European games next week."

    David Coleman

  • "I'm not a believer in luck... but I do believe you need it."

    Alan Ball

  • "One of the reasons Arnie is playing so well is that, before each tee-shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them - Oh my God, what have I just said?"

    US TV commentator

  • "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision."

    Muhammad Ali

  • "Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink too much. Then again, don't drink too little."

    Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith-Johannsen, Skiing pioneer

  • "For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip."

    John Motson

  • "When you win the toss - bat. If you are in doubt, think about it, then bat. If you have very big doubts, consult a colleague - then bat."

    WG Grace

  • "I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat."

    Ron Atkinson

  • "You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference."

    Chris Evert

  • "We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite."

    Murray Walker

  • "I can play in the center, on the right, and occasionally on the left side."

    David Beckham, when asked if he was a 'volatile' player

  • "I never make predictions and I never will."

    Paul Gascoigne

  • "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

    Terry Venables

  • "Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it."

    Jimmy Connors

The inaugural Domaines Ott*/ WTSC Tennis Day is resounding success.


40 members of the wine trade gathered together on a rainy, windy then sunny Winchester Racquets Club to kick off the inaugural Domaines Ott/ WTSC Tennis Day on Saturday, 6th August 2014.

Domaines Ott*, the leading Provençale winery owned by Champagne Louis Roederer and sponsor of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament, recruited members of the wine trade ranging from independent retailers, wine writers, wine consultants and sales managers to battle it out on the court to see who was tennis champion of the wine trade. In a series of 6 “timed tennis” matches that each pair played, punctuated by a delicious lunch, afternoon tea and refreshed with Domaines Ott throughout the day, Chuck Cramer and Malcolm Graham were victorious. Their prize was a sought after magnum of the Bandol rosé from Château Romassan each.

Malcom Graham and Chuck Cramer receive their winners prize from Jackie Brown

Chuck Cramer and Malcolm Graham- victorious, with Jackie Brown, Domaines Ott Brand Manager.

“We were delighted with the turn out for the first year of this event” said Jackie Brown, Domaines Ott Brand Manager at MMD, “To work with the Wine Trade Sports Club as well as Peter Richards MW and Susie Barrie MW who nominated the Winchester Racquets Club as a venue and put together such a fun day has been great – we hope to roll the event out next year so it’s bigger and better and perhaps move it to June to get even more players involved”. Christopher Eliott Lockhart, President of the WTSC, said the charity was “most grateful” for the £180 that was donated during the event by the players and spectators.

For more details on how to sign up for the 2015 event, contact Jackie.Brown@mmdltd.co.uk

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